Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Secrets!

Today, I was referred to as "my secret lady friend".  Damn!  I love that.  My gentleman friend went on to say, "For obvious reasons, I will show no photos."

I love intrigue!  I love romance and a hint of danger and misbehavior. 

It's no secret that my husband travels all the damn time.  He's away this week, and I decided to invite a neighbor man (Phil) to dinner.  Phil is really a great looking, smart, and fun single man.

On Monday night, I decided to serve dinner in the kitchen rather than the dining room.  It was cozy and intimate.  I prepared cold artichokes and a spicy mustard dip, New York cuts, and Israeli couscous with sauteed mushrooms and onions topped with fresh parsley and tomatoes from the garden.  It was a delightful dinner.  Because we are having extreme heat, sparkling water was our beverage of choice.  Phil went home at a respectable hour but we had decided to have lunch the next day.

We went to a restaurant that Alex and I frequent, and our busboy asked where my husband was.  Phil answered for me saying "Alex is out of town this week and Linda gets lonely".  The busboy looked somewhat chagrined but I just smiled at him and nodded in agreement.

The owner of the restaurant dropped by, and kissed me on the cheek.  I introduced him to Phil, and he showed no reaction at all except a slight quiver in his pupil.  He made a few minutes of small talk with us about our meal and then excused himself.

When we got back home, Phil walked me up to the house and gave me a hug and kiss on the front porch.  Two of my neighbors were watching intently from their windows.

Is it bad that I don't mind having a bad reputation?

23 comments:

  1. Bwahaha...you're not only the talk of the neighborhood, but the town! And when Alex comes home, they'll be whispering behind his back. You little trouble maker; love it!

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  2. mikewjattoomanymorningsMay 14, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    What's the difference between Israeli couscous and Ethiopian couscous? Now there's a secret, you minx.

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  3. Alex knows, Suzicate. And he approves! (Naw, we aren't swingers!)

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  4. Israeli is also called "pearl couscous" and I think it has a nicer texture. The Ethiopian is more like a grain than a pasta to me.

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  5. Is it bad that now I want a bad reputation? :-)

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  6. Bad reputations can always take you further than good ones, Darling Nicky!

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  7. I'm a little worried about the restaurant owner's eye, but other than that, I think it's great that you love to stir the pot a bit.

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  8. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comMay 15, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    We all need friends to pamper us, right?

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  9. Cheryl, I've gone so low as to send flowers to myself with a card saying "I love you". When husband asked who they were from, I grinned and said "me". Yeah, I do like a little drama from time to time!

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  10. Of course we do, Fiona! A little pampering goes a long way!

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  11. Your neighbors must be having a great time gossiping!

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  12. What a great menu. I'm coming over the next time. We'll really set the town to talking.

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  13. The Equestrian VagabondMay 18, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    you are such a charmer! ♥
    and I love a good secret too!

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  14. Hey Linda! Secrets that weigh us down and make us miserable are very different from the ones that make us smile. This sounds like the latter =) Indigo x

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  15. When you know somebody is playing, it's not a bad secret.

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  16. Ah! I'm just a girl who loves to pretend a little "play romance" when I know it's just a fun friendship!

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  17. Any time, Renee! You know where I am!

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  18. B, you are a girl after my own heart!

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  19. Oh Totsy, my neighbor had been inside the evening before while we had a lovely dinner and "hung out". Of course, I didn't mention the kiss was on the cheek, did I? Never mind. Alex knows and is not in the slightest concerned.

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  20. I bet I know who was watching! Lol. And I think you like to leave people wondering.

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